Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. © Copyright 2010 - 2016   All rights reserved. Post-rapture tribulation (middle events) [‘End’ of the 70th Seven] (6th Trumpet through Day-1335) Daniel 11: 40-43      At the time of the end, the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. (41) He will also invade the Beautiful Land.  Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand. (42) He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. (43) He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Nubians in submission.    This war in Daniel 11, which falls between the Rapture (vs 31) and Armageddon (vs.45), is another link to Revelation because it corresponds to the 6th Trumpet, which is also a huge war between the 6th Seal-Rapture (Rev 6) and the 7th Bowl-Armageddon (Rev 16).    [Overall, Daniel 11:32-45 (post-rapture) corresponds to Revelation chapters 8-16.]    Revelation 9: 13-16   (The 6th Trumpet)  same as Daniel 11:40-43 The sixth angel sounded his trumpet and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden alter that is before God.  It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.  And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind.   The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million.  I heard their number.     Of course, this war doesn’t happen until about 3.5 years after the rapture.  Nevertheless, current events are already aligning with this prophecy because verse 43 says, “with the Lybians and Nubians in submission”, which is North Africa.  Well, that’s where the remainder of ISIS, who are lucky enough to escape, are going. Russian, European Airstrikes Against ISIS Are Fanning Out The Caliphate To North Africa International Business Times – December 8, 2015 Quotes: French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, … claimed that there are at least 3,000 ISIS fighters in Libya and said that number could increase if Russia and Western countries continue to ramp up their bombing campaign prompting a mass exodus of fighters heading for Libya. Libya also sets the stage for ISIS to expand its reach throughout North Africa. It has already conducted several large-scale attacks across the border in Tunisia. From there, the militants have their sights set on taking Algeria.  sitemap home
Notice how everything is done on ‘behalf of the first beast’ That leads me to think that something happened to the Antichrist during the earthquake at the 7th Trumpet.  After all, the ‘1st beast’ was only given authority for 42-months. That could explain why they “trembled and gave glory to God.” More info:  What is the timing of Daniel 12? Will people be ‘saved’ after the rapture?    You can tell that Jesus is talking about the Jews because verse 21 is almost the same as Daniel 12:1 (above) The elect here are the  144,000 (‘sealed’ in Rev.7) but left on earth.  (not the Christians in verse 31) The ‘false prophet’ cannot possibly deceive the 144,000.   You can tell that this is talking to the the Jews because it’s Daniel’s own people.  *It’s the same terms as Matt. 24:21 (also to the Jews)   Yet, he points out that all those who become ‘Christians’ will be raptured like everyone else.   After that, he points to the ‘end of the 70th Seven’, (3 ½ years later), when the power of the 144,000 will be broken.    When you think about it, 45 days is about all someone can go without food.  That’s why their days will be cut short. more information: Two Witnesses Chart showing 70th Seven vs. 2300 days
Post-Rapture Timeline Pages: (Daniel 11 combined with Revelation 8-19) [Note: 2, 3. & 4 are ‘extra’ info] 1. Tribulation ‘Initial’ Events (Daniel 11: 32-35) 2. Rise of Antichrist (Daniel 11:36) 5. Tribulation ‘Middle’ Events (Daniel 11: 40-43) 6. Tribulation ‘Final’ Events     (Daniel 11: 44-45) 3. Who is the Beast? (Daniel 11: 37-38)  4. Kingdom of the Beast (Daniel 11:39) 8. Battle with gog & magog    (Ezekiel 37 & Revelation 20) 7. Jesus’ 1000-Year Reign (Revelation 20)   Other Post-Rapture Pages   (note: the two witnesses are in 1 & 5 also) The Two Witnesses (Revelation 11)  Man of Lawlessness (2 Thess. 2)         Chronology of Daniel 12               Third Jewish Temple? The Trumpet Call vs. The Trumpet Plagues you are here You are on:  “Post-Rapture” page 5 (see list below) See ‘sitemap’ for a list of all pages (by category).  There’s also a  chart on the homepage The Two Witnesses and Timing    The reason the timing is known for this war is that the two witnesses are killed by the beast (army led by the antichrist), when they are done prophesying, which takes 1260 days.  After the two witnesses lie in the street for 3 ½ days, they stand up and ascend to heaven, just as the 7th trumpet sounds, which means the ‘trumpets’ take about 1263 days.       Since it’s known from Daniel 11:41, above, that the ‘antichrist’ or ‘kingdom of the beast’ invades Israel (the Beautiful Land), then it must happen after the two witnesses are finished or else they would kill anyone who came near them. (see page on two witnesses Yet, when they are done, they will let themselves be killed. (below) Revelation 11:7, 9-13, 15    (The Two Witnesses & the 7th Trumpet) 7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. 9 For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. 10 The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. 11 But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.  13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. 15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord  and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever."      Note: Even though the ‘antichrist’ or ‘kingdom of the beast’ has been victorious over the South and invaded Israel, notice that God still considers the occasion a victory.  That’s because God planned everything ahead-of-time and the 42-months are over.  What happens at 1290 and 1335 days?        Since the ‘first beast’ had 42 months and everything is done ‘on his behalf’, the false prophet and ‘mark of the beast’ must come after that.  Besides, the Jews wouldn’t be subject to the ‘mark’ until after Israel was invaded, as described above.  Since Daniel 12 addresses the Jews (holy people), the ‘mark of the beast’ must get enacted on Day-1290. Daniel 12:1, 7, 11-12 1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning  of nations until then. But at that time, your people-everyone whose name is found written in the book -will be delivered. 7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed." 11 "From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days 12  Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.       Of course, that means the 144,000 will only have to avoid the ‘mark of the beast’ for 45 days but they get ‘captured and beheaded’ for refusing. (Rev. 14)       You can tell that the 144,000 only have ‘45 days’ because they appear in heaven in Revelation 15 and the Bowl plagues haven’t even started yet.      That’s what Jesus meant when he said the days would be cut short for the elect. Of course, everyone else will be subject to the ‘mark of the beast’ for 3 years. Matthew 24: 21-22, 24   (‘Jews’ after the abomination) 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now-and never to be equaled again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.  24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform  great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect-if that were possible.      After the 144,000 are killed on earth and received in heaven (Rev. 14 & 15), God’s final wrath begins, called the “Bowls”, which are continued on the next page.   You can also tell that the ‘mark of the beast’ is enacted before the Bowls start because the ‘mark of the beast’ is mentioned in the first Bowl. The False Prophet      Just as the kingdom is peaking, things begin to change.  Instead of ten horns, as before, the beast is described as having “two horns like a lamb but spoke like a dragon”. (Rev.13:11) He is identified later as “the false prophet who performed the miraculous signs”. (Rev.19:20) Revelation 13:12-17   (The False Prophet) 12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven, to earth, in full view of men.  14 Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.     At that point, the false prophet will enact a law that most people have heard of: the “mark of the beast”.  (See below for timing.) Revelation 13: 16-17   (Mark of the Beast) 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell  unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. Current Events matching Post-rapture in Revelation   A subcommittee in the Israeli parliament estimated the casualties of a 7.5 mag earthquake to be 7000 people, the exact number that Revelation 11:13 says.  (side-by-side comparison) Is Israel ready for a different kind of natural disaster? Jerusalem Post – November 28, 2016 Quote: According to a recent report by the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee’s Home Front Readiness Subcommittee, if Israel were to be struck by a 7.5 magnitude quake, an estimated 7,000 people would be killed, another 8,600 injured and 377,000 left homeless. Revelation 11:13 “At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.”   Of course, Revelation 11:13 is 3.5 years after the rapture, when the two witnesses will be killed by the beast and ascend to heaven, not the 6th Seal earthquake, which produces a tsunami so people have to run for the mountains. Added: 11-28-2016 Chart showing 70th Seven vs. 2300 days Who are the 144,000?   In light of current events and other factors, I think the 144,000 Jews in Revelation are a portion of the Haredi Jews (also known as the ultra-orthodox).  That’s because I recently learned that there are an estimated 1.3-1.5 million Haredi in the world.  Revelation 14:4 refers to the 144,000 as “firstfruits to God and the Lamb.”  Well, ‘firstfruits’ are usually the best 10%, which is offered back to God.  It just so happens that 10% of the total Haredi is approximately 144,000.  Since they are the strictest, about following the OT law, they would probably be the ‘best’ in God’s eyes.  Another clue in Revelation 14:4 is that they “did not defile themselves with women.”  The Haredi Jews are the ones who insist on separating themselves from women during worship, which includes prayer at the Western Wall.  The right to mix men and women at a particular section of the Western Wall, called Robinson’s Arch, is currently being decided by the Supreme Court, in Israel, and the Haredi are fighting it.  Therefore, I think the 144,000 are the ‘firstfruits’ of the Haredi Jews or the best of the best.  Added: 11-28-2016 Timeline of end times according to Daniel and the abomination click to enlarge Timeline of end times according to Daniel and the abomination click to enlarge